RWJBarnabas Health Recognized by GHX as 2020 “Best 50” Healthcare Provider for Supply Chain Excellence

Group Shot Best 50 2020

Top Row, l to r: Bob Taylor, SVP Supply Chain, Paula Strollo, VP Supply Chain Consolidated Operations, Philip Maneri, VP Supply Chain Sourcing and Contracts Bottom row, l to r: Mary Twomey, VP Supply Chain Clinical Resource Management, Tracy Burrell-Hancock, VP Supply Chain Facility Operations, Adrian Jucja, VP Supply Chain Data Management & Analytics

West Orange, NJ April 21, 2021– RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, today announced it has been recognized by healthcare supply chain leader Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) as a “Best 50” healthcare provider. For the past 13 years, GHX’s annual “Best 50” award spotlights the top North American hospitals and health systems based on their proven ability to improve operational performance while driving down costs through supply chain automation.

“Our number one goal throughout the system is safety and quality care for our patients and our dedicated staff. We ensure best practices in our procurement process by taking a highly strategic, data-driven approach, enhancing the quality of our patient outcomes,” said Bob Taylor, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for RWJBarnabas Health. “This award is a result of exceptional teamwork across our entire system and the whole team is to be congratulated.”

Honorees are selected from a pool of more than 4,100 provider organizations connected to the GHX digital trading platform that score highest in areas such as maximizing document automation, exchange utilization and trading partner connections during the 2020 calendar year. The recipients will be recognized during Summit Live on May 26, 2021.

“Every year, GHX honors a select group of providers that are setting a high bar for healthcare supply chain excellence,” said Bruce Johnson, president and CEO, GHX. “This year’s honorees stand out given how immensely challenging COVID-19 was for the global healthcare supply chain. RWJBarnabas Health showed an especially deep commitment and innovative approach to removing waste, driving efficiencies and raising the quality of patient care when it was even more critical.”

The full list of 2020 winners and past winners can be found here:

Building on decades of collaboration between providers, manufacturers, distributors and other industry stakeholders, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is leading the charge in helping organizations run the new business of healthcare. By automating key business processes and translating evidence-based analytics and data into meaningful action, GHX is helping the healthcare ecosystem to move faster, operate more intelligently and achieve greater outcomes. With the support of GHX, healthcare organizations have removed billions of dollars of wasteful healthcare spend. For more information on GHX’s suite of world-class, cloud-based supply chain solutions, visit and The Healthcare Hub. GHX has also launched a COVID-19 Information Center that provides a wealth of free resources and access to data and information needed to help serve patients and protect staff during the pandemic.

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization, and the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health, which includes nearly 3,000 employed physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.

RWJBH is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 35,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBH and Rutgers University have partnered to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBH with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - and Rutgers University Behavioral Health.